The Turtleback Bag
Outdoor swim changing bag for wild swimming / openwater swimming / surfing / swim events
Outdoor swim changing bag for wild swimming / openwater swimming / surfing / swim events
Outdoor swim changing bag for wild swimming / openwater swimming / surfing / swim events
Outdoor swim changing bag for wild swimming / openwater swimming / surfing / swim events
The Turtleback Bag
The Turtleback Bag
The Turtleback Bag
Picture of a woman feet on the insulated mat inside the Swim Feral Turtleback swim bag
two women getting changed in Swim Feral Turtleback swim bags on the beach by the water
label on Swim Feral Turtleback swim bag showing that it is handmade in the Uk by a woman called Sue
Woman sitting in a pink Turtleback outdoor swimming bag
The Turtleback Bag
The Turtleback Bag
Camo Turtleback outdoor swimming bag
Yellow Turtleback outdoor swim bag from above with swim kit inside
The Turtleback Bag
Turtleback outdoor swim bag being handmade at the factory
The Turtleback Bag
The Turtleback Bag

The Turtleback Bag


The Turtleback Bag* - Bringing comfort to the uncomfortable!

The original outdoor swimming bag with an integrated insulated changing mat designed to keep your gear dry and your feet clean and warm in cold conditions.


70cm diameter base

Approx capacity 80L

Key features
 - Insulated mat to get your feet warm when the ground is too cold
 - Easy drawstring access because cold hands can't do zips!
 - Comfy to carry with adjustable straps
 - Big enough to stand on and fit all your gear in
 - Will keep your clothes dry while you swim
 - Water proof & wipeable
 - Quality materials made to last
 - Mat is made from recycled lorry tarpaulin
 - Made in Lancashire in the UK by expert bag makers 

When it’s the perfect bag
- when you have a lot to carry - extra robes clothes in winter or everything for a day out on the beach
- when you are going on shorter walks or cycles to swim spots
- when want somewhere to sit, get cosy and take in the view while you have a post-swim brew
- when it’s cold or windy - it acts like a shell on your back and protects you against the elements


"Thanks for making my Turtleback bag – what an amazing piece of kit. I used it this morning for the first time in the rain and I wonder how I ever managed without it.
It’s brilliant!!!"
– Dawn, Happy Swim Feral Customer 


Please note: 
The insulated mat in your bag is made from recycled lorry tarpaulin which would otherwise go to landfill. It has been throughly treated and cleaned but will have residue marks. These may include textured surface where strapping has been removed, scuff marks or even tiny holes – these are just left over scars from a tough life on the road and do not comprise the integrity of the bag. We like to think scars have character. Each bag is as unique as its owner! Swim Feral advocates recycling wherever possible. 

Click here to read more about the tarpaulin used in our bags.


The story of our Turtleback bag

Click here to read the story of how the Turtleback grew from an idea on the side of a muddy riverbank to something you can now throw over your shoulder as you head off for a swim.


Reviews from some happy swimmers: 

“My bag had her maiden voyage today. Packed full of wetsuits and stuff for paddle boarding. So much room. I love it.”
- Samantha C

“I didn't think it would be so lightweight with all my gear in, really easy to carry”
- Laura A

"Swim Feral’s brilliant Turtleback bag, which doubles as a changing mat, helps to take the freezing fumble out of getting dressed."
 - The Guardian

"It is more than fit for purpose, so easy to wipe out and dry inside, […] my yellow bag brings a ray of sunshine to the dull winter months and it’s living its best life, having fab adventures alongside me. So thank you Swim Feral, I love it."
– Tracy

"WOW! This is even better than it looked in the pictures! Really impressed with build quality and style."
– Vik

"The best thing for me about this bag? All of it.”
- Gilly McArthur, Adventurer / Ice Swimmer and Feral Friend

“It's totally changed my dipping experience. I love these bags. Can't recommend them enough!”
- Les P

"You cannot beat this bag. An absolute must have bag for all wild swimmers."
- Fenwick Ridley, Adventurer / Ice Swimmer, H20 Trails and Feral Friend 


Which bag is right for you? 

We have designed two bags to help make your outdoor changing experience more comfortable – the Turtleback and the Terrapin

Not sure which one if for you? Take a look at this overview of the different products. 

View the Terrapin product page

Swim Feral bag comparison chart outlining the differences between the Terrapin and Turtleback bags

*The Turtleback bag is trade marked and  a unique protected UK registered design under the Registered Designs Act 1949



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